Timelines of Art

Part of DK Timelines

Author DK
Hardcover
$40.00 US
8.69"W x 10.31"H x 1.19"D  
On sale Apr 18, 2023 | 400 Pages | 978-0-7440-7376-8
This beautiful book brings you the very best of art throughout history – using a truly innovative timeline-led approach.

Savour iconic paintings such as Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and Monet's Waterlilies, and discover less well-known artists, styles, and movements the world over – from Indigenous Australian art to the works of Ming-era China. And explore recurring themes, such as love and religion, and important genres from Romanesque to Conceptual art, along the way. 

Timelines of Art provides detailed analysis of the works of key artists, showing details of their technique – such as Leonardo's use of light and shade. It tells the story of avant-garde works like Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (Lunch on the Grass), which scandalized society, and it traces how certain artists, genres or movements informed the works of others – showing how the Impressionists were inspired by Gustave Courbet, for example, or how Van Gogh was influenced by Japanese prints.

Comprehensive, accessible, and lavishly illustrated throughout, Timelines of Art is an essential guide to the pantheon of world art, so dive straight into discover: 

- An overview of each movement, including the social and cultural background of the period, grounds the works of art in the spirit of their times.
- Turning-point paintings that triggered or epitomized each artistic movement are identified and explained, against a backdrop of influences – the technical advances, admired techniques of an earlier artist, and changes in society that enabled new directions in art.
- Glossary of technical terms and comprehensive index help make this an indispensable work of reference for any art-lover.

Timelines of Art is the perfect art history book for students of art and/or history, proving ideal for families, schools and libraries and doubling up as a great gift for the art lover in your life.
We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

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"Aside from being an art lover's muse, Art That Changed the World is a perfect coffee table solution for any home in need of conversation or enlightenment" – The Art Mag

"Informative new book on history of art movements makes a loaded subject an easy and enjoyable read." – Utne Reader

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This beautiful book brings you the very best of art throughout history – using a truly innovative timeline-led approach.

Savour iconic paintings such as Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and Monet's Waterlilies, and discover less well-known artists, styles, and movements the world over – from Indigenous Australian art to the works of Ming-era China. And explore recurring themes, such as love and religion, and important genres from Romanesque to Conceptual art, along the way. 

Timelines of Art provides detailed analysis of the works of key artists, showing details of their technique – such as Leonardo's use of light and shade. It tells the story of avant-garde works like Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (Lunch on the Grass), which scandalized society, and it traces how certain artists, genres or movements informed the works of others – showing how the Impressionists were inspired by Gustave Courbet, for example, or how Van Gogh was influenced by Japanese prints.

Comprehensive, accessible, and lavishly illustrated throughout, Timelines of Art is an essential guide to the pantheon of world art, so dive straight into discover: 

- An overview of each movement, including the social and cultural background of the period, grounds the works of art in the spirit of their times.
- Turning-point paintings that triggered or epitomized each artistic movement are identified and explained, against a backdrop of influences – the technical advances, admired techniques of an earlier artist, and changes in society that enabled new directions in art.
- Glossary of technical terms and comprehensive index help make this an indispensable work of reference for any art-lover.

Timelines of Art is the perfect art history book for students of art and/or history, proving ideal for families, schools and libraries and doubling up as a great gift for the art lover in your life.

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We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

https://www.dk.com/ View titles by DK

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"Aside from being an art lover's muse, Art That Changed the World is a perfect coffee table solution for any home in need of conversation or enlightenment" – The Art Mag

"Informative new book on history of art movements makes a loaded subject an easy and enjoyable read." – Utne Reader

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